Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Iphone cake

Iphone cake created for one of my customers sons 21st Birthday. It is a vanilla sponge with a vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam filling. I used a photo of him they emailed me and the calender date on the Iphone is his birthday.

Monday, 4 July 2011

How to make a duck cake - Quack Quack!!

This was a cake for one of my clients son's first birthdays. It is a vanilla sponge with buttercream and jam cake, I carved it out of 2 layers of 8"sq sponge, each layer cut in two.  3 of the halves were stacked and carved into the body, I then covered this with yellow fondant. I then cup circles out of the remaining layer and carved in to a head shape, covered in fondant and then attached to the body using a cake dowel. 

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Pirates of the caribbean cake

This is a cake I made this week for one of my customers sons who loves pirates of the Caribbean and chocolate!!

I wanted to design a pirates of the Caribbean cake which wasn't too dark. I also needed it to be two separate cakes as one need to be egg free.

The main cake is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, it is then covered in chocolate buttercream, and the edge of the cakes has chocolate cigarillos around it. I made the treasure map on a thin icing sheet and put 'sand' round the edge.

The treasure chest was more tricky as it is a egg free sponge (so more crumbly and harder to carve, learnt my lesson and I wont be carving egg free cake again!)

My client and her son were very pleased with the cake. 

Monday, 27 June 2011

All sold out!

Some photos from my stall on Saturday at Deanesfield School, Ruislip.
When I run stalls I always have the worry of how much shall I make... to little and I sell out early on and could have sold more.... too much and I am left with perishable stock. Well I seemed to judge it right this time :-) and had just the right amount. Though I could have done with some more of the flake, Oreo and toffee cupcakes as they sold out quite early on.

So for those of you who are not sure how much stock to make, here is a guide, for a 4 hour stall at a school fair I sold
32 slices of Victoria sandwich
48 slices of carrot cake
17 Lemon drizzle
50 cake pops
49 cupcakes.

Though I could have sold 100 cupcakes

Next stall is at the Tudor Lodge Hotel in Eastcote on the 24th July. 2pm -5pm. If you are local pop along and see us :-)

Jackie and Gemma working on my stall

Flake, Oreo and fudge cupcakes, these were my best sellers on Saturday, and sold really well on fathers day this year.

Cake pops, made these a few times before but this is the first time I have sold them on a stall. They went down really well. Big thanks to bakerella and there amazing book, full of inspiration, I need to get more adventurous with them next time!!!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Exciting Times!!!

I have started promoting my site this morning :-) put it on FB, twitter, netmums and a few wedding sites. Going to make a promo email later. Any other ideas greatfully received?!! 

Off to finish my orders for this weekend and to bake and ice cakes for my stall this weekend at Deanesfield School Ruislip. Hope the sun stays out. If you are in Ruislip come and see me, would love to say hello xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Karli's Wedding Cakes Launch

Well decided on a name and web address for  my new site. Karli's wedding cakes with the web address http://www.weddingcakesruislip.co.uk/. The logo is now on my blog for you all to see.
Site is ready now, going to start promoting it tomorrow and then have the big launch on the 4th August. I have a venue booked for the launch party and there will be bubbly and of course cake!!! If you are intrested in coming please email me karli@weddingcakesruislip.co.uk and I will send you an invite!

Very exciting times :-) xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ladies who latte

Went to my first 'neworking' group today. Ladies who latte.
Met some really intresting women, all who are very passionate about their businesses. It was great to get out the house for a bit, and to talk to some grown ups!
I have been wanting to start a blog for a while but never got round to it, after speaking to some of the lovely ladies today who have them and enjoy writing them I thought I would give it a go.
Been working on my new site all evening. I have bought a domain name :-) will let you know what it is when I have finished crossing all the t's and dotting all the i's!

New to blogging!

I have finally entered the world of blogging!!!

Been designing my new website today which will run along side my current site http://www.karlis-cakes.co.uk/  and thought it a good idea to start a blog to go along side it, so here I am!!
 The new site is just for my wedding cakes, as I would like to keep them slightly seperate to my current site. I have nearly finished it just need to purchase a domain name to go with it ... any ideas???..............